I had an idea for summer in a cookie. The idea is good, the flavour combination is great, but it's not quite what I had in mind. This is the recipe I used on my first attempt. The cookie itself is soft and chewy, but a little stodgy in the middle, kind like a subway cookie. They are yummy but I want to improve them. Stay tuned for attempt two, coming soon.
125g butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 cup pineapple, chopped
1 lime, zested
1 cup desiccated coconut, toasted
3 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tbs baking powder
Step 2 - Using an electric mixer, beat butter in a large bowl until pale then add sugar bit by bit until incorporated. Add egg and beat until combined.
Step 3 - Add vanilla, pineapple and coconut to bowl and mix well then fold through sifted flour and baking powder.
Step 4 - Drop heaped tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto prepared tray leaving ample room for spreading. Bake for 18 minutes then cool on tray. Repeat with remaining mixture.